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Old 02-02-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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In response to the OP: East Coast does not necessarily mean "Northeast". I am located in Charleston, SC, very much "East Coast" geographically speaking, but totally different from our larger cities further north, with the exception of Boston, Charleston and Boston have striking similarities between the two, but I digress. I believe "East Coast" begins at the greater DC area and continues up to Maine. In my opinion, "East Coast" is an attitude that includes a certain forwardness when needed and a more culturally exposed and intellectually inclined person. This is not to say one cannot find people like this in other areas of the "East Coast" and that everyone in the NE fits this mold, as this would be a TOTAL LIE. However during my extensive periods in DC and Boston, I've found a good majority of the people to have this attitude. I don't take issue with it though. Hell, I'm engaged to one of "you's" ....-She's from Philly,lol.

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Old 02-02-2008, 10:38 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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In my opinion, "East Coast" is an attitude that includes a certain forwardness when needed and a more culturally exposed and intellectually inclined person.
Oh, give me a break! You need to get out more, beyond DC and Boston.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Oh, give me a break! You need to get out more, beyond DC and Boston.
I think he's from Charleston, South Carolina.

He's just stating his thoughts on how "East Coasters" feel about themselves and that "East Coast" is more of an attitude than a geographic location.

When I hear East Coast, I also think of just the Northeast, but I can see it as the entire eastern coast from Maine to Florida. It would all depend on the context of the discussion.

It's funny though. When I hear West Coast, I only think about California. I rarely think of Washington and Oregon (they are Northwest to me), even though they are physically on the western coast.

Maybe it's just me.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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Oh, give me a break! You need to get out more, beyond DC and Boston.
Sure, my thoughts exactly... And only because you suggested, why don't you just send my plane tickets too? As my username should indicate and you might well imagine I only fly first-class, I'm waiting.. lol.
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:51 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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In my opinion, "East Coast" is an attitude that includes a certain forwardness when needed and a more culturally exposed and intellectually inclined person.
More culturally exposed and intellectually inclined than who? That was the point of my post!
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Old 02-03-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Memphis, TN Metro Area
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No, to me anyways, "East Coast" can mean anything from coastal Maine to the Florida Keys. "Northeast" to me means Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachussetts, New York.

I am originally from Upstate NY, but here in KY, I am commonly referred to as being from the "East Coast" or as a "yankee"...lol.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:07 PM
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Maryland is pretty much in the Northeast. Corporate, politics, educated, classy Northeastern feel to it. I guess it's mainly a white-collar state, especially DC.

The Mason-Dixon Line days have been over for quite some time.
Maryland is in an area commonly referred to as "delmarva" (don't know if anyone mentioned that) short for delaware, maryland and virginia. This is their own unique area, newscaster radiohosts etc refer to the region this way. They do no really consider themselves "East Coast" in the sense of the word new englanders do.

Note: the Mason-dixon line days are not over for those in the south-they indeed note the difference north v south in all aspects of culture and identity unless they are "transplants"

people tend to categorize areas differently based on their experience. For instance in NJ going to the ocean is commonly referred to as "going down the shore" People from NY or those who are or think they are superior will say"going to the beach". Although some of us like myself who have lived in different areas will use the terms interchangeably not to denote class just normal speech patterns.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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No, to me anyways, "East Coast" can mean anything from coastal Maine to the Florida Keys. "Northeast" to me means Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachussetts, New York.
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Rhode island doesnt make the cut?
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Maryland is in an area commonly referred to as "delmarva" (don't know if anyone mentioned that) short for delaware, maryland and virginia. This is their own unique area, newscaster radiohosts etc refer to the region this way. They do no really consider themselves "East Coast" in the sense of the word new englanders do.
Really? I must be extremely missing something because I've lived here my whole life and can't recall this area ever being called Delmarva. Not once have i heard a newscaster say it. Only when talking about the Delmarva Peninsula do they call it Delmarva. This area is what we as Marylanders call the Mid-Atlantic, but never Delmarva. Out of curiosity, where do you live? And yes, we consider ourselves as being on the east coast, well at least if you live in the Bos-Wash metro
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:48 PM
 
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When I think east coast, I am thinking about everything on the eastern coast, from Florida up to Maine. Same thing for the west coast, Washington down to California.
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